Health Policy

Aparna Shivanand Ingleshwar

  • Predoctoral Research Fellow, Health Policy Research Program


Aparna is a predoctoral research fellow with the Health Policy Research Program at the University of Iowa Public Policy Center and a Ph.D. Oral Science candidate in the Preventive and Community Dentistry Department. She works with Peter Damiano, Susan McKernan, and Betsy Momany, assisting in analyzing and reporting data for research projects evaluating the Iowa Health and Wellness Plan and the Dental Wellness Plan. Her dissertation will focus on evaluating the impact of state Medicaid expansions on dental care utilization and spending outcomes.

Research Interests

  • Trends and disparities in dental services utilization
  • Health care economics of dental programs
  • Oral health policy

Educational Background

  • Post-Doctoral Fellowship, University of Texas, MD Anderson Cancer Center, 2014
  • M.P.H., University Of Texas, 2013
  • B.D.S., Rajiv Gandhi University, India, 2010